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Teacher Leadership

For teacher-leaders who want to collaborate with other teachers and motivate colleagues and community with ideas, knowledge, and passion.

Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher

How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?

Honoring Pioneers in Education

Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.

Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

Thinking of starting a teacher blog? Matt Davis has collected guides and sources of inspiration to help you get started, including examples and advice from experienced bloggers.

Three Dos and Don’ts of Transformative Teacher Leadership

Jose Vilson looks at teacher leadership and offers some ideas for boosting your effectiveness as a liaison between teachers and administrators.

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

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Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

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The Myth of Having Summers Off

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Three (+1) Leadership Ingredients I'd Take To A Desert Isle

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Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

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Teach Kids to Use the Four-Letter Word

Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, award-winning teacher leader and curriculum developer, talks about a powerful four-letter word - grit - and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of demonstrating and encouraging their students how to use it.

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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Rebecca Alber offers tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms. (Updated 01/2014)

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How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

Literacy instruction is the responsibility of all educators -- regardless of the content they teach.

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Responding to Tragedy: Resources for Educators

When tragedy and natural disasters happen, it's difficult for students to process their emotions and manage stress. Here are a few resources from around the web to help teachers, administrators and parents respond to these difficult situations in...

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Encouraging Teacher Leaders to Become Principals

Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz discusses how a recent report offers a road map for system leaders to establish new standards, practices, and management structures for growing a strong pipeline of principals.

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Earn $ for Classroom Materials: Teachers Pay Teachers and the DIY Economy

Guest blogger Rachel Lynette offers some development and marketing tips for selling your self-designed creative resources through the Teachers pay Teachers community.

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Transforming Education: The One Thing I'd Change in 2014

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar describes how engaging in authentic dialogue can strengthen school communities.

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End of Year Burnout: How to Finish the Marathon in Stride

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares five ways teachers can beat end-of-the-year burnout.

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Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators

Are you looking for some resources for Common Core math? Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some of the most useful CCSS math resources for high school educators.

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The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools

Family and community involvement play essential roles in the success of schools, explains blogger Anne O'Brien.

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Do You Write with Your Students?

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares how writing and reading with your students can make a difference.

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Mastering the Teaching Game

After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.

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Four Simple Tips to Start the Year Strong

Setting a positive, approachable tone in the classroom on the first day of class will pay off in the long run.

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Should Students Evaluate Their Teachers?

Blogger Ben Johnson ponders the use of student evaluations in K-12 education.

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